Dean, Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts – Capilano University (North Vancouver, BC)


Capilano University has an international reputation for high quality teaching and academic opportunities across innovative programs and services. The University’s approximately 11,600 students, supported by a diversity of faculty and staff, build an extraordinary academic foundation grounded in a sense of community and collegiality. Academic programs are offered by the five University’s Faculties: Fine & Applied Arts; Arts & Science; Business & Professional Studies; Education, Health & Human Development; and Global & Community Studies. Campus events, including plays, concerts, ceremonies, exhibitions, conferences, continuing studies programs, public lectures, and a range of community engagement attracting local and international guests annually.

Capilano University’s Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts is widely recognized for programs in motion picture arts, animation, music, theatre, costuming, design and more. Thriving on a culture of outstanding teaching, scholarly activity, research, innovation, the Faculty is committed to dynamic, collaborative, and creative opportunities including working with industry, community professionals, and acclaimed artists.


Reporting to the Vice President, Academic & Provost, the Dean of the Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts is the chief academic and administrative office, responsible for all operational and strategic decisions/communications of the Faculty including budget, planning and curriculum design, general operations, personnel management, strategic planning, mission fulfillment, and future development. As an integral member of the senior leadership group, the Dean upholds the values of the University plan and contributes to its goals, focused activity to contribute to fulfillment of the Academic Plan.

The Dean, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts will be an inspiring and strategic leader with a strong record of success as a faculty and academic administrator with a deep understanding of the creative and digital arts education in Canada. The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching, creative activity, research, and an academic track record, with knowledge of program development and administration. The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire innovation and collaboration and meet the evolving and diverse needs of students, faculty, and staff.


Diversity and inclusivity are an integral part of Capilano University’s campus community. Our multicultural student body, faculty and employees enrich our learning environment and experience. CapU is committed to attracting and retaining a respectful and diverse workforce. Human rights, diversity, inclusion and equity underpin our employment practices and policies. We are proud to be an equity employer and encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and all other grounds included under the BC Human Rights Code.

Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity with the Capilano University, please contact Harbour West Consulting at 604-998-4032 or forward your CV and letter of introduction, in confidence, to We will respond to all who express interest.


  • Academic administration
  • Creative activity and research
  • Program development
  • Strategic planning
  • Team development


  • Social and cultural awareness Service and student focus
  • Results orientated
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making


  • Letter of Introduction & CV via email to Harbour West

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